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Paul Crane, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Medicine (DOM)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Health Services
Affiliate Faculty, Group Health Research Institute

Education & Training

MD, University of Washington, School of Medicine , Seattle, WA, 1993-1997
Internship in Internal Medicine, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, WA, 1997-1998
Residency in Internal Medicine, Primary Care Track, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1998-2000
MPH, University of Washington, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2001-2003

Professional Interests

Psychometrics and measurement theory
Alzheimer's disease and cognitive functioning
Health services research
Epidemiologic methods


Washington Scholar, 1989
Paul Fowler Fellowship, 1989
Des Moines Masonic Lodge Outstanding Junior Boy of the Class of 1989, 1989
National Forensics League Double Ruby Degree of Special Distinction, 1989
Seattle City Light Employee’s Association Scholarship, 1989
King County Commended Scholar, 1989
National Merit Scholar Finalist, 1989
Mount Rainier Honor Society Scholarship, 1989
Dean's List, 1989-1993
Class of 1960 Scholar in English and History, 1992-1993

Selected Publications

Crane PK, Narasimhalu K, Gibbons LE, Pedraza O, Mehta KM, Tang Y, Manly JJ, Reed BR, Mungas DM. 2008. Composite scores for executive function items: demographic heterogeneity and relationships with quantitative magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS. 14(5):746-59.
Crane PK, Narasimhalu K, Gibbons LE, Mungas DM, Haneuse S, Larson EB, Kuller L, Hall K, van Belle G. 2008. Item response theory facilitated cocalibrating cognitive tests and reduced bias in estimated rates of decline. Journal of clinical epidemiology. 61(10):1018-27.e9.
Crane PK, Gruhl JC, Erosheva EA, Gibbons LE, McCurry SM, Rhoads K, Nguyen V, Arani K, Masaki K, White L. 2010. Use of spoken and written Japanese did not protect Japanese-American men from cognitive decline in late life. The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences. 65(6):654-66.
Crane PK, Gibbons LE, Willig JH, Mugavero MJ, Lawrence ST, Schumacher JE, Saag MS, Kitahata MM, Crane HM. 2010. Measuring depression levels in HIV-infected patients as part of routine clinical care using the nine-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9). AIDS care. 22(7):874-85.